Civil War: Robert E. Lee

Painting of Robert E. Lee

Artist: Mark Hess
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: June 29, 1995

Acrylic on canvas

For his portrait of Robert E. Lee, Mark Hess chose to emphasize the pride and dignity of the Confederate general while also highlighting his appearance on the battlefield. Lee is wearing his field uniform, which shows colonel’s stars, rather than his dress uniform with a general’s wreath.

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